I live in the Scottish Borders a town called Peebles. When I was diagnosed with ANCA positive Vasculitis 4years ago I was referred to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. I have had a good relationship with the specialists at the hospital . I have recently had contact by email to the specialist who requested I get a referral from my local doctor to attend the clinic in Edinburgh. I have asked but been refused due to costs as it is not within the Scottish Borders . I then asked my rheumatologist to refer me again the answer was due to costs she was unable to do this. Surely there must be some thing I can do. Other than going private if I had the funds I would. But it is a sad day when your health comes down to money. I don't understand why I can't get the treatment that the specialist wants to give . Any information would be greatfull thanks Bill.
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